With winter’s cold spells upon us you want to avoid chapped and pulling skin? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered: 5 tips that will allow you to easily get a healthy glow and reduce winter’s discomforts.
Get a facial
First and foremost, book an appointment with your aesthetician. It is important to get a good clean up when the season changes to prepare your skin and get the necessary recommendations to face winter. You will benefit from her professional advice and will know exactly what products should be incorporated in your beauty routine.
For smooth cleansing, trade your foam or gel cleanser for cleansing milk that softens the skin, like the Melting Make-up Remover Milk and Lotion (Germaine de Capuccini) or the Dermaliss (Action de Gala).
It may seem unnecessary, but if you are seeking perfect skin, adding a tonic lotion to your beauty routine is a must. Besides refreshing the skin and calming redness, the tonic lotion helps restore the skin’s natural pH after cleansing. It also eliminates any remaining trace of make-up, impurities or dead cells, for a perfectly clean skin. Go for lotions adapted to dry skin like Delicate (Bioline) or Toniqa (Action de Gala).
Avoiding exfoliation during winter not to stress the skin? No! It is more important than ever, when your skin is dry and peels, to exfoliate once a week. Rather than using a grainy scrub that is too harsh on sensitive skins, opt for an enzymatic exfoliating gel that will softly get rid of cell debris and impurities, like Enzyderm (Action de Gala) or Exfo (Bioline). When applied on clean and smooth skin, your serums, creams and other cares will be much more efficient.
Hydration, hydration, hydration
It is time to store fall’s AHA and focus on hydration. A good day cream, like the Vittosoin (Action de Gala) or the Age Cream (Bioline), and a good night cream, like the High Recovery Night Cream (Germaine de Capuccini), will have a huge impact on your skin condition. During winter, forget the gels and go for richer textures to maximize hydration. We must not forget serums, which contain a higher concentration of active ingredients than creams. Applying a layer of serum, such as the Repair Night Progress Serum (Germaine de Capuccini), underneath your cream will boost the hydration provided to your skin.
For the ultimate hydration, a good moisturizing mask applied once or twice a week will relieve the thirstiest skins. For immediate comfort, try the Intense Moisturizer Aqua+ mask (Bioline).
Don’t neglect the rest of your body
If moisturizing your face is paramount, it is very important that you don’t neglect the rest of your body. Before applying a thick layer of Nutrisens cream (Action de Gala), it is important to exfoliate your skin to get rid of impurities that reduce the absorption of moisturizing agents. Go for a grainy exfoliant like Exoderm (Action de Gala). Same thing goes for your lips, for which you should use a lip exfoliant, before applying your lip contour cream and lip balm.
Don’t wait for winter’s negative effects to start showing before using these tips. Better be safe than sorry!